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Latest news and articles from Child & Youth Finance and the CYF Movement Network

Financial Inclusion and Financial Education for Children and Youth Takes the Stage in Guatemala

CYFI’s 3rd Annual Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Regional Meeting 2014 will bring together policy makers and financial service providers to discuss innovative ways to responsibly and sustainably include children and youth in the economy.

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Free Mentoring for Youth Start-ups!

Free mentoring for young start-ups!

Are you a young entrepreneur with a business which you would like to develop or scale up? Are you looking for a free coaching service? Just sign yourself up at www.youth-co.com and you can get linked with an experienced coach!

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Update: Proposed Goals and Targets on Sustainable Development for the Post 2015 Development Agenda

The UN has published an update on the Proposed Goals and Targets on Sustainable Development for the Post 2015 Development Agenda.

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Webinar: Savings and Retail Banks building financial capabilities of children and youth

Webinar: “Banco Caja Social and MicroBank: Savings and Retail Banks building financial capabilities of children and youth”

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Children and Youth propose a Youth UN

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June-02-2014

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Press Release - 2014 CYFI Awards announced

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May-22-2014

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Press Release: Youth to Lead the World to an Inclusive Future

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Partnering with Teacher Training Institutes to promote Child Social and Financial Education

A new report from Aflatoun describes how partnering with Teacher Training Institutes has been a better strategy to guarantee quality and scale of programming than traditional approaches using Regional Master Trainers.

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Turning a part-time job into a business - Interview with the co-founder of Le Cico

In a seminar called “InnovAction Lab”(www.innovactionlab.org, three Italian girls - Monica, Giulia and Valentina met each. They worked together on the start-up project of the course. Inspired by their own experience and ambition to make something big, they decided to turn their idea into a real business. With the help of “Luiss Enlabs” start-ups incubator (www.luissenlabs.com), they launched Le Cicogne, a company and web portal that matches demands and supplies of babysitting service in Italy.

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Unlocking Creativity through Playing - Interview with Matteo di Pascale

This week we would like to present you our interview with Matteo di Pascale, a young Italian writer, designer and artist. He is the creator of Intùiti Creative Cards. Introduced as “a deck of cards for Creativity” and “serious game”, Intùiti aims to provide people with an effective tool for brainstorming and to spur creative thinking.

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Press Release: “Banking a New Generation” to Help Banks Create Products for Children and Youth

 

March 12, 2014

MasterCard and Child & Youth Finance International Publish Guide During Global Money Week

 

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Webinar: Building the business case for youth services

As the spirit of Global Money Week continues and our partners in the financial sector are showing more interest in developing products for children and youth, we thought this was the perfect opportunity to organize a webinar and raise the question of whether there is a business case for youth services.

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Webinar: Banking a New Generation, Developing Responsible Financial Retail Banking Products for Children and Youth

Presentation of a CYFI/MasterCard Guide

Join us on Monday, March 17 at 2:00 - 3:00 PM CET, as Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI) will be co-hosting with MasterCard a webinar that presents a brand new Guide for leading national and international financial institutions with an ability to drive significant outreach (1 million+). The Guide is relevant for those organizations who are evaluating an existing investment in financial products for children and youth, and for those debating whether to enter the segment for the first time. The Guide is intended to help decision makers, products owners and all stakeholders in the product development process understand the impact of working with children and youth, and provide guidelines on how to develop appropriate innovative banking and payment products, while respecting and supporting children’s rights.

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Webinar: Savings and Retail Banks and Youth Financial Inclusion

Join us on Thursday, March 13 at 2:00 - 3:00 PM CET, as Child & Youth Finance International will be co-hosting a webinar with the World Savings Banks Institute (WSBI), on how retail and savings banks are working to ensure the financial inclusion of youth around the globe.

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Webinar: How Can Microfinance Be More Inclusive To Children and Youth?

Join us on Wednesday, March 12 at 2:00 - 3:00 PM CET, as Child & Youth Finance International will be co-hosting a webinar with the Microcredit Summit Campaign, this webinar explores how microfinance can be more inclusive to children and youth. A small but increasing number of MFIs offer financial and non-financial services to children and youth. They are building the next generation’s capability to save, build assets, and, if needed, take (micro)loans to support their enterprises.

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Failing My Way to Success

Barclay Okari Sharing His Entrepreneurship Story

Experiencing instabilities earlier on in my life made me aware of my environment at a young age and drove the desire in me in wanting to be self-reliant. Being young and exposed to entrepreneurial adults around me, I fell in love with entrepreneurship and knew that I had found my calling.

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Microcredit Summit Campaign to celebrate Global Money Week 2014

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Youth Webinars for GlobalMoneyWeek

Youth Webinars for GlobalMoneyWeek

Finance & Me

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Watch ! Next Billion Google Hangout with Jeroo

Watch !  Next Billion Google Hangout with Jeroo

Child & Youth Finance Founder and Managing Director Jeroo Billimoria was the guest of NextBillion.net editor James Militzer for a special Google Hangout. The hangout was streamed live on 29 January.

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Bankaroo – A Virtual Banking App developed by an 11 year old

Danielle wanted to build a website and a mobile application that will help parents teach kids about the value of money, as well as help them manage their allowance, gift and chores money.

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